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Cat-a-tonic

Saturday, April 06, 2013

My kitty had two stones surgically removed from her bladder on Wed....She has not had a bowl movement since then and has been hiding under my bed or in the basement (which is something she only does when she is hurt or not feeling well.) Last night she vomited three times. I was quite worried. Intestinal obstruction? Infection brewing? I didn't know but felt she should be re-checked. My husband told me to call the vet, which i did and the vet said she wanted us to bring her in. Then all hell broke loose. My husband started ranting and raving about how I'm going to kill him by causing him these worries. He said it would cost a fortune and they would run all kinds of tests and it was none of it necessary.

Fortunately my daughter was here to play referee and to try to get him to calm down. So we all got dressed and took the cat to the vet. We had to wait there for an hour but finally saw the vet who checked her out. She said that she needs to poop but was probably in too much pain to push a hardened stool out. So she gave her a dose of cephulac and sent us home with a bottle of it. It was a relief to hear there was nothing serious wrong. And the visit was free....it came under the fee for the surgery that we'd already paid.

UNfortunately on the way home my husband stopped for Dunkin Donuts and Pizza. I was starving so had two donuts and a slice of pizza. If I have a light dinner I will be okay for today. Last night I woke in the middle of the night. I struggled with temptation but called to mind yesterday's blog. I prayed for God's help and went back to bed and to sleep. So this morning I did not eat until 10:00. This schedule is much easier to keep than was the 8-12 noon one. It's not hard to wait til ten in the morning to eat.

I am optimistic that this will work for me.
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  • _LINDA
    You are a great mommy, knowing the signs your poor kitty was under stress and getting her back to the vet right away. Could have been any of the above problems. So sorry your jerk of a husband had to blow his top, that is unreal his temper!! No wonder he developed heart problems!! If he doesn't get help controlling his anger, he is only going to get worse.
    Everyone emotional eats over stress, nothing much you can do about it when it keeps happening, although it surprises me your husband would go off his rigid heart diet when he was so concerned about it!
    Wishing you a more calm, peaceful Sunday with the meds helping your fur baby.
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    Hi Cynthia, glad your kitty is ok .. It's so hard to see a animal in trouble xx I think you did well my friend . You really didn't eat much and you can always eat less or even more of the good foods to compensate xx emoticon emoticon Keep Smiling Darling xx
    Love and Hugs Susie xx
    2722 days ago
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    I'm feeling so much for you with your dear kitty not feeling up to par. Hopefully she'll be all better with the med. helping. It's sure not easy to turn down goodies when we're under stress. I had pizza today too because my hands didn't feel like cooking and our son had to go to town anyway for parts, so yah, that would be so fabulous to bring home Papa Murphy's too. I mean a life-saver and it was. I won't beat myself up at all for having pizza during this tough time in life. So you don't either, my dear. I've been having tingling and a prickly feeling in my hands and I sure hope it's not a side effect of the Humira. I'll talk to my Rheumy soon! Getting back with eating right, you're doing the best that you can under the circumstances. Just think how you overcame your usual eating at night routine! That's wonderful and you can do it! When Spring gets nicer and nicer, we'll be outside more and that yummy fresh air will do wonders for you and me! In all ways! Hugs, Karen
    2722 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/6/2013 6:40:02 PM
  • LAC936
    I'm so sorry your kitty is having a bad time right now. I hope the meds worked things out. Also hope your hubby was relieved when it was a covered expense. No wonder you ate two donuts and pizza, stress is a diet killer.

    Hope tomorrow is a better day.
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    2722 days ago
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